On This Day in History for October 23

Events in History

  • 502 The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
  • 585 Burgundy king Guntram opens synod of Mâcon (Mastico)
  • 787 Byzantine empress Irene recovers Iconoclastic cult at Nicaea
  • 1086 Battle of az-Zallaqah: Almoravid army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI
  • 1091 Tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing two and demolishing the wooden London Bridge (OS 17 Oct)
  • 1157 The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.
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Weddings in History

  • 1938 SS Officer Amon Göth (29) weds Anny Geiger in a civil ceremony
  • 1943 55th UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George (80) weds second wife Frances Stevenson
  • 1996 American caricaturist Al Hirshfeld (93) weds Louise Kerz

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